Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Eagles down South 4-1 in Southern Championship clash

Photo:  Ben Phillips is congratulated for his outstanding goal by his Eagles team-mates [PlessPix]

(Southern Championship, South Hobart Oval, Saturday, 18 July 2020)

South Hobart 1 (S Juma 19)
New Town White Eagles 4 (C Back 11, 56, B Phillips 47, S Leszczynski 84)

HT:  1-2   Att:  100   Ref:  A Giusti

South Hobart:  Reid  -  Skalkos, Dzalakowski, Quan, Semmler  -  Pullen, Taylor, Lancaster  -  Juju, Divin, Cornelius  (Subs:  Evans, Hurd [GK], Jones, Tarte)

New Town White Eagles:  Cook  -  Clark, Brown, Luttrell, Butler  -  Rojahn, Phillips, Clamp  -  Back, Vernon, Leszczynski  (Subs:  Brown-Price, Johnstone, Kruijver [GK], Longden, Buchanan)

Photo:  South Hobart's Samson Juju shoots for goal [PlessPix]

A much more experienced New Town White Eagles side beat a very young South Hobart outfit 4-1 in this Southern Championship season opener at South Hobart Oval.

This new competition has been criticised for pitting generally youthful NPL reserve sides against more seasoned established Southern Championship teams, and that is indeed how this one panned out.

Callum Back put Eagles ahead after 11 minutes.  His first shot was blocked but he followed up to score at the second attempt.

Jamie Vernon had the ball in the net for Eagles in the 17th minute, but the effort was ruled out because of off-side.

Photo:  Eagles' Matthew Luttrell tackles South's Samson Juju [PlessPix]

Two minutes later, South Hobart drew level when an error by Matthew Luttrell gave possession to Samson Juju, who chipped home.

Eagles restored their lead in stoppage time at the end of the first half when Ben Phillips scored from long range with a delightful first-time looping shot.

South almost equalised again seconds later, but Joshua Divin’s effort clipped the top of the bar.

Eagles extended their lead in the 56th minute when Andrew Clark knocked a free-kick wide to the right for Toby Butler, who got behind the defence and crossed low into the box for Back to net from close range.

Photo:  Eagles score their third to make it 3-1 [PlessPix]

In the 70th minute, Eagles keeper Jamie Cook made two brilliant saves in quick succession from close range shots and seconds later he also tipped a sliced clearance from team-mate Butler over the bar as the ball threatened to drop over the line for an own-goal.

Jake Pullen fired over the bar for South in the 77th minute when he should have scored.

Six minutes from the end, a left-wing cross by Butler was rammed home by Leszczynski for Eagles’ fourth.

Photo:  Eagles' Toby Butler clears the danger [PlessPix]

Photo:  Eagles coach Andrew Leszczynski resumes his seat after Eagles regain their lead [PlessPix]

Photo:  Eagles' Jamie Vernon shoots while under pressure [PlessPix] 

Photo:  Eagles' Andrew Clark and Liam Brown foil a South Hobart attack [PlessPix]

Photo:  Eagles' Sam Leszczynski controls the ball while under pressure.  Leszczynski scored twice in the game. [PlessPix]


Anonymous said...

Hey Walter Callum back scored 1st and 3rd goals for Eagles :)

Anonymous said...

I saw the last 30 mins of this game as I went to watch South v City. What I did like was the contest between Samson and Toby. This was a game within a game and enjoyable to watch.
I found out later that Toby is your grandson Walter. You must of been happy about the way he played.